Monthly Archives: January 2011

Then and Now: The Subtle-Yet-Significant Evolution of Peralta at Rutledge, 1982 vs. 2010

Dave Glass (aka Dizzy Atmosphere on Flickr) is a San Francisco photographer who has been at the game since the 1960s. His work is excellent, and he probably has more great photos tucked away in his film archives than many … Continue reading

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Parking Stress Triggers Culture War on Moultrie

The photo above was contributed by an anonymous Bernalwood resident on Moultrie Street, who explains: Our nutty neighbor puts this stuff on our cars because we are exerters of our parking rights. Some other neighbors on the block receive the … Continue reading

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Ask Not What Bernal Hill Can Do For You, But What You Can Do For Bernal Hill

Let us pause for a moment to remember those famous words John F. Kennedy uttered almost exactly 50 years ago, on January 20, 1961, during his Inaugural address. JFK said, “My fellow Bernalians: ask not what Bernal Hill can do … Continue reading

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A Missed Connection Outside Wild Side West

Will the “dashing architect” who had a conversation outside Wild Side West last week please pick up the white courtesy phone? Hi, I met you outside of Wildside West on the night before New Years Eve. We discussed raw denim, … Continue reading

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Yahoo Says: “If You Are Older, Like to Party, But Prefer a Classy Environment, Cortland Ave Is Right for You”

Our friends at Yahoo recently unveiled a new “Local” news page for Bernal Heights. It contains content from a variety of questionable sources that range from the merely dubious (such as Bernalwood) to the inadvertently hilarious. The latter category includes … Continue reading

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Freeway Zen: The 280/101 Interchange

As seen near the 280/101 interchange on the south side of Bernal Heights.

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Space-Time Rupture Reveals San Jose Boulevard In 1929

Through the miracle of Photoshop, Bernal resident Craig Butz has created a series of images that superimpose historic photographs over contemporary shots. These depict the Bernal Cut — a major infrastructure project completed back in the days when we still … Continue reading

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